Never again will you get snow inside of your hiking boot once you start wearing gaiters, the same can be said for sand and mud. The comfort provided will make you wonder why you did not already own a pair. Outdoor Research makes some of the finest gaiters, located in the Pacific Northwest they know a thing about inclement conditions. There are many sizes fitting men and women as well as shoes or boots as well. Quality construction with models containing GoreTex or heavier fabrics for heavier conditions. Have your choice of red, blue, teal, black, grey, orange, or purple.